Tune in: BIA, Zack Fox, Wale Light Up October

BIA ~ FOR CERTAIN DELUXE Filling out what was previously too short of an album, the deluxe version of FOR CERTAIN contains some of BIA’s best raps and takes the focus away from the features. Specifically, “Can’t Touch This” and “Big Deal” with Sevyn Streeter are trunk-knocking highlights. Zack Fox ~ shut the fuck up talking to me Securing the highly-touted 3.6 score from Pitchfork, … Continue reading Tune in: BIA, Zack Fox, Wale Light Up October

Tune In Tuesday: Best Recent Albums and Singles in R&B, Lo-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Hyde ~ SEEDS Sporting an impressive vocal range and a keen ear for focused production, Hyde’s debut EP is vulnerable, bright, and full of potential. Much of the songs on the EP feature Hyde’s signature high-pitched harmonies wielded calmly, as to keep from being too airy or atmospheric. Priding herself on being her own manager, Hyde is a multi-talented artist worth keeping tabs on going … Continue reading Tune In Tuesday: Best Recent Albums and Singles in R&B, Lo-Fi, and Hip-Hop

RYAL Releases “Feathers,” a Haunted Freedom-Finding Song

Marking RYAL’s second song of the year, “Feathers” is a mysterious track dedicated to finding one’s freedom. The song naturally captures the scary feelings that can come about when one is approaching a more boundless version of their identity, as producer Aaron Nevezie gives the song plenty of instrumental decor, none of which comes off as frivolous. Singing about not being able to breathe, Jacque … Continue reading RYAL Releases “Feathers,” a Haunted Freedom-Finding Song

New Music To You: Skegss, Dan Auerbach, and Weezer

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Skegss, Dan Auerbach, and Weezer. Up in the Clouds // Skegss If you haven’t dipped your toes into the world of Aussie Rock, you’re missing out. The sound is varied and loose, giving you a taste of that … Continue reading New Music To You: Skegss, Dan Auerbach, and Weezer

Tune in Tuesday: Greentea Peng, Fire in Little Africa Show Out

Fire in Little Africa ~ Fire in Little Africa In the goal of memory and re-education about the Tulsa Massacre, a group of local artists created this album along with a multimedia education project you can find on their website. Mndsgn ~ Rare Pleasure A gentle, easy-on-the-ears listen, Mndsgn’s romantic musings will keep you repeating this album over and over. THE 6TH LETTER ~ Coneman … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Greentea Peng, Fire in Little Africa Show Out

Genesis Owusu Review: “Smiling with No Teeth” is an Eclectic Masterpiece

Once in a while, a new artist appears who manages to successfully draw inspiration from their idols and come up with something that is very much rooted in the past, yet undeniably carries the artist’s own waterprint. With his debut album, 23-year-old Ghanaian-Australian musician Genesis Owusu (Kofi Owusu-Ansah) has managed to do just that. Inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly both conceptually … Continue reading Genesis Owusu Review: “Smiling with No Teeth” is an Eclectic Masterpiece

Tune in Tuesday: Conway the Machine, Young Thug & YSL Drop Albums

Happy Tune in Tuesday! This week we celebrate new releases from Conway the Machine, Young Thug, AJ Tracey, and Gotham, a duo made up of Talib Kweli and Diamond D. Conway the Machine ~ La Maquina Conway’s back with tighter production and harsher bars. Staking his claim as the lyrical member of Griselda, “La Maquina” proves Conway to be the “GOAT, the grimiest of all … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Conway the Machine, Young Thug & YSL Drop Albums

Press Release: Soleil’s New Video, “Whose Side?”

Last month, Soleil unleashed the single, “Whose Side?” The song has garnered much success and praise. Building on the success, Soleil is back with a vibrant, colorful music video for “Whose Side?” The music video matches the upbeat, feel good vibe that the song exudes.  The music video was directed by Samantha Pertusiello. Similarly to how Soleil was involved in the production of the song, Soleil served … Continue reading Press Release: Soleil’s New Video, “Whose Side?”

Tune in Tuesday: Joyce Wrice, Beez & Gonzo, and Adé Hakim Impress with Fresh Heat

Happy Tune in Tuesday! New releases from Joyce Wrice, Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud, Adé Hakim, and Beez & Gonzo highlight this week – have you checked them out yet? Joyce Wrice ~ Overgrown Wrice plays with R&B and some hip-hop stylings on her debut studio album, a wonderful effort that has something for everyone Benny the Butcher & Harry Fraud ~ The Plugs … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Joyce Wrice, Beez & Gonzo, and Adé Hakim Impress with Fresh Heat

Tune in to New Music: Genesis Owusu, CHIKA, and Adrian Younge

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! Tune In: Best Drops of the Past Few Weeks  Genesis Owusu — Smiling with No Teeth Owusu’s debut album is eclectic and surprising — a collection of songs that defy genre identification. Smiling with No Teeth encapsulates rap, R&B, punk, soul, and plenty more throughout the album’s 15 songs … Continue reading Tune in to New Music: Genesis Owusu, CHIKA, and Adrian Younge